Overground militant worker escapes from Srinagar court, searches launched

An over-ground worker (OGW) of the militants fled from Srinagar court on Tuesday afternoon.

Ishfaq Ahmad Rah of Qaimoh Kulgam was being brought to Srinagar court from sub jail Mattan for judicial remand when he managed to escape, reported news agency .

Confirming the incident, a police officer said a manhunt has been launched to nab him.

Police version:

An accused  who was arrested in case FIR no 73/ 2018 of police station Qazigund escaped from the police custody while  he was being produced before  District Court Srinagar from Mattan jail.

He has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Rah son of Abdul Rashid Rah resident of Kulgam. Earlier he was involved in many other cases including case FIR No 37/2018 registered in District Kulgam.

Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law in this regard. Searches are being made to trace the accused person. ( GNS )